Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, July 6
Jul 6, 2011
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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Named to Board in February 2011
The St. Joe Co. says the Securities and Exchange Commission has begun a “private investigation” of the company’s business practices.
The Department of Health and Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted visits in doctors’ offices around the state on Tuesday to check on compliance with the states new pill mill law, reports the News Service of Florida.
Tax breaks, Hall of Fame, free park entry among new veteran perks in Sunshine State
A day after Floridians celebrated the Fourth of July, Governor Rick Scott embarked on a tour of the state to draw attention to new laws he signed last month for the state’s 1.6 million military veterans, 58,000 active duty members and their families
Governor Rick Scott will add 200 more jobs to his tally this week when he trumpets the opening of Keystone Terminals at the port in Jacksonville, and the terminals first customer, Vulcan Materials, reports David Royse of the News Service of Florida.
Communications Director Leaves for Republican Party of Florida
Brian Hughes, the deputy communications director for Governor Rick Scott, is leaving his job later this summer to become the new communications director for the Republican Party of Florida.
With Tony Hill stepping down, four candidates focus on 2011 instead of 2012
With state Senator Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, resigning his seat to serve in the administration of newly elected Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, the four candidates who filed to run for the seat in 2012 are moving up their calendars to take part in a special election later this year.
The Southern and Middle Federal Judicial Districts of Florida were among the top 10 districts in the nation in the number of criminal immigration prosecutions in the first six months of fiscal year 2011.
What’s all the fuss about? Floridians logged more than 45,000 complaints to a state consumer hot line during the latest fiscal year, up 20 percent from the year before.
On a chilly winter night in downtown Miami Nidia Diaz, the owner of Best Bail Bonds, and her team of four bail recovery agents drive south in two pickup trucks.
Property and casualty insurers want federal regulators to re-examine rules allowing Medicare to be reimbursed for medical claims that are at least partially covered by private-insurance coverage such as workers’ compensation and auto.
State Farm says it will “weigh its options” after an Indiana jury awarded $14.5 million to a contractor in Indiana who sued the insurer for defamation.
While the European insurance market in general is well prepared for potential future shocks, approximately 10 percent of groups evaluated in a recent stress test failed to meet capital requirements under a certain “adverse” scenario.
The developments in New York come on the heels of public hearings by regulators and officials in Florida and California into the claims-payment issue.
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